Özgü holds a BA degree in economics from the Sabanci University Turkey and has been awarded an MA degree in Development Studies from the University of Manchester in 2009. On completion of her MA, she worked for several NGOs focused on education and women’s empowerment in Turkey. In 2012 she started studying MRes in Management Science at the ESADE Business School, Spain.

Since February 2014, Özgü is a part of Prof. Gilbert Probst’s research team and is currently working as a teaching assistant responsible for seminars to graduate students and supporting Master and Bachelor theses. Her research interests are related to Public-Private Partnerships, Cross Sector Social Partnerships and Hybrid Organizing.